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Why Should You Buy Gloson’s Poetry Books?

By Gloson On April 19, 2013 No Comments

Hello there. Nice to meet you. 😀

If you’re reading this, that means you’re interested in my poetry books. Thanks! I actually feel kinda awkward writing this because I was afraid I’d sound like a marketish salesman.

Nevertheless, I decided that this post must be written so that people can come to know the value of the books I create, and not overlook them as “just another book”.

So, what makes these poetry books so special, unique, and worth buying?

3. They contain funny poetry written from a child’s perspective

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As my book trailer says, “Most books are written by adults, but this one’s by a kid.”

Yes, the books that adults write can be very good in quality, but there’s something different and unique about a book that is truly, actually written during childhood ages, without writing-related help from adults. Its writing style is something that kids feel they can relate to.

Not only that, the illustrations are also illustrated by the same child! Because 11-year-old Gloson is tech-savvy, he used a nifty software called Photoshop to help him create the illustrations—full-page, full-color illustrations. So, not only are the poems the art of a child, but the illustrations too!

2. They encourage other kids to write

Poetry is a powerful engine that drives literacy and learning, perhaps because it’s such a wonderful way to express yourself.

Kids are drawn to funny poetry because it resonates with their childlikeness. Plus, it’s also rhythmic and it RHYMES! How could a kid not love poetry after being shown a good, funny poem? 🙂

And how much more the effect will be when the poems are written by a kid their age? They would totally dig the poems!

1. They inspire kids to achieve great things in life

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Peer inspiration is very powerful.

If you realize it, Gloson’s books inspire kids to achieve great things in life. When a kid sees another kid achieving something (such as publishing a book), they tend to get inspired to do something great themselves.

In my speeches to schools, I tell the students to do something great with their hobbies and talents, just as I did. I encourage them to beat my record of being the Youngest Published Poet in Malaysia.

I tell them to look at my book which has my face on it, and I get them to repeat, “Gloson can do it, I can do it, we can do it!”

After my speech at Sri Nobel (Elementary), one mother told me that her son said these words to her, “Mommy, you don’t need to work anymore. I will write a book and make money!”

I’m really touched that I’ve helped to create a spark that caused a kid to even say something as great and ambitious as that.

These books were previously just available in Malaysia, but now, through Amazon and Kindle, I’ve made them accessible internationally in countries such as the USA, Australia, England, and more!

Here are the links to order Gloson’s books:

Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids
contains 20 poems, each 4-6 stanzas long
suitable for all ages, particularly 7-15 years old.

Amazon (paperback)
Kindle (digital)

Creative Row Your Boats
contains 20 poems, each one stanza long
to be sung to the tune of “Row Your Boat”
suitable for toddlers, preschool, kindy, and nursery rhyme lovers!

Amazon (paperback)
Kindle (digital)

Thank you very much for your support! I appreciate every bit of it.

I know I’m inspiring kids to excel, but by buying my books, YOU are inspiring ME to excel too!



Welcome, Readers of Laura Shovan’s Blog! (My Guest Post on Code and Poetry)

By Gloson On April 2, 2013 1 Comment

Hello people, I’ve just had the honor of guest posting on Laura’s Shovan’s amazing blog, Author Amok. This is my first guest post in ages!

Click here to read – 7 Things Poetry and Code Have in Common

gloson-crazy-faceIf you are coming from Author Amok,

WELCOME! Every single one of you! Thank you for stopping by. I’ve just emerged into the online kidlitosphere only a few months ago and I’m thrilled that you’ve stopped by.

If I don’t know you yet, do leave me a comment so I can say hi to you.

If you want to know more about me, click here. Basically, I’m 15-year-old tech-savvy poet (or a poetry-savvy techie, depending on whether you knew me from Gloson Blog before).

I’ve been writing poetry for kids since I was 9 years old because it’s really fun to write! I also perform my poetry at schools and would love to visit your classroom if given the opportunity.

I also have recently put up my first poetry book (that I wrote at 9; illustrated at 11) on Amazon and Kindle, so any support from you is appreciated! My poetry book is explained in detail in a book trailer that I’ve made (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t77QbEh0NEM).

You can read more of my kids poems on this site. Just go to the homepage, scroll down, and I hope you enjoy! 🙂

If you like what you read, do subscribe so you won’t miss out on any future poems and blog posts!

And now for a short poem I like to call “Thanks for the Visit.”

Thanks for the Visit

Thanks for the visit!
How do you do?
My name is Gloson,
how about you?

I write children’s poetry,
Do you do too?
If so, stick around
and give it a chew. 🙂



Book Trailer: Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids

By Gloson On February 16, 2013 3 Comments

Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids on Amazon & Kindle:

Hello there, I’m delighted to announce I’ve finished making the book trailer for my poetry book, Creative and Funny Poetry for Kids, or CnF for short.

You see, in 2009, it was published in Malaysia. It was fun. I was recognized as the youngest published poet in the world Malaysia. I even got the prime minister and his wife to read my book. During my poet visits to 4 schools, I was delighted that a lot of kids liked my books.

So, it was not published internationally…until now.

I wanted to make a book trailer that will show you what my book is all about. So I started planning it in December 2012 and wrote the rhyming script.
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Gloson Featured in the New Straits Times

By Gloson On December 3, 2012 No Comments

Hello peeps! How are you doing?

Recently, the New Straits Times (NST) interviewed me in their Life & Times segment. Click the image below to zoom in and read it.
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Or, you can view the online version here: Reaching for the Stars.

I would like to thank all the people who have supported me throughout the years that caused me to impress and amaze the newspaper reporter, Rozana Sani. Heheheh.

There are too many people to thank to be listed here, but I would like to acknowledge four people now:

Claudia Broome and her dog, Rugby Jones

An American author who featured me in her speech to schoolchildren on Read Across America Day. We recently got in touch again through twitter.

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And this, is Claudia’s dog, Rugby Jones. Isn’t he adorable in the hat? 😛

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He featured me on the back of his book, the “Tail” of Rugby Jones, 4 years ago! 😀

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Puan Halimah of Sri Nobel Primary School

The loving principal who worked with me to inspire the students of Sri Nobel.

and YOU

Yes, you. By simply reading this, you are supporting my website and I really appreciate it.

Thank YOU very much. 🙂



Gloson’s Poet Visits to Schools (2011-2012)

By Gloson On December 3, 2012 No Comments

 

Sri Nobel Kindergarten (July 13, 2012)

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In these school visits, Gloson gives a 30-60 minute speech inspirational speech. He does his best to bring fun to the kids; he’s very engaging, interactive, and conveys his message enthusiastically.

Not only that, Gloson also performs several of his funny poems in his speech by acting them out dramatically, running all over the stage.

After his speech, Gloson usually has an autographing session with the students. He also gives the students the chance to own one of his books so that they will continue to be inspired by Gloson after he goes off.

Sri Nobel International School and Private School (July 5, 2012)

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Gloson with Puan Halimah, the principal of Sri Nobel Primary School.

Gloson performing his poem “My Kitty Cat Loves French Fries”

If you think about it, it’s actually not very easy to find a young kid close to primary school children’s ages.

The reason inspiration happens is because, well, when we see someone, especially if he is near our age, and he is doing something good, we get inspired to excel in life too.

Inspiration is very important. Even Gloson needs to be inspired by other people! What did ya think?

Beaconhouse Sri Inai (June 19, 2012)

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Gloson performing a poem “All My Great Excuses”

Sri Kuala Lumpur (August 25, 2011)

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Gloson receiving a gift of appreciation from Dr. Tan Khun, principal of Sri KL Primary School.

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Gloson spontaneously autographing student’s hands.

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Sri KDU (18-19 July 2012)

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Excerpts from Gloson’s speech in Sri KDU

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the 35 pictures above. Gloson looks forward to visiting more schools in the future! 😀

Photo credits:

Sri Nobel and Sri KL: Sathya Jalilehvand
Sri Nobel Kindergaten: Ms. Kang